In todays intense modern world, most of us leave an important thing off our to-do lists – relaxation. Even though it seems like common knowledge that constant stress takes its toll on our mental and physical health – it’s literally making us sick.

A bath is the cheapest and easiest way to reclaim your sanity. 

The most relaxing thing about a bath is you can’t really do anything else but sit there. A bath forces you to practice mindfulness - clear your mind and be calm in the moment.

A bath is a great exercise for the mind, body and soul by renewing your energy and putting the focus on yourself and how you are feeling in the moment.

Ways to make your bath time even more relaxing:

  • Make your bath time your private time to relax and be alone. If your bathroom has a lock - use it.
  • Before you get in the bath tub, turn on your heated towel rail equipped with your favourite towels so you can look forward to a cosy embrace when you step out of the bath.
  • Place a cup of tea or glass of wine on your bath caddy to help you wind down.
  • Turn off all the harsh lights and bathe by candlelight.
  • Play soothing music.
  • Leave your phone outside your bathroom sanctuary so you don’t hear all the notifications beeps and calls. If you’re using to play music, switch it to aeroplane mode.
  • Bring a book. We reccommend reading a book with pages to avoid any electronic devices dropping in the bath water. Make sure there is a towel hanging nearby so you can easily dry your hands. 
  • Add essential oils or bath bombs to your bath water
  • Add Epsom salts to your bath to heal any aches and pains. Epsom salt has magnesium in it, which enters the skin and which the muscles absorb, further helping your body to relax.

While you might be tempted to quickly leave your bath and return to normal life, force yourself to stay in the bath water until it cools down. It’s okay to take the time to be selfish and relax.

Relaxation is vital for your mental and physical health. Let the kids be entertained by your partner for an allocated hour on much needed me-time in the evening. Turn your bathroom into your luxurious personal retreat. All you need is a bath tub and a spare hour or two.

What are your tips for creating the perfect relaxing bath time experience?